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Destination Wedding: IYP Works with a Couple From Amsterdam

Destination Wedding: IYP Works with a Couple From Amsterdam

IYP caters to couples from all over the world! We’ve planned destination weddings for couples from New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, Connecticut, Utah, and California. But for the first time, Amsterdam.

Simone and Alexander are a young couple from Amsterdam who wanted their wedding in South Florida. Their one request was that their special day be by the beach. IYP took their requests and got to work right away. We worked with our lovely couple via Facetime, Skype, email, telephone and text message to find out exactly what they were looking for regarding their wedding location and style. Given the budget, we needed to do some negotiating with our vendors, but we eventually made it happen. This couple never would have been able to source all the elements & vendors involved without an experienced and talented wedding planner. In fact, many websites are not available in Europe for couples to view.

We secured the beach (long in advance) with a permit from the county, and provided décor and seating for the ceremony. We rented a small room in a local restaurant nearby (Oceans 234) for their private reception (overlooking the beach of course) where we integrated the color scheme of navy and pink with all the décor elements involved. The entire destination wedding party was so excited to be celebrating the wedding in the U.S.A.

 

Click here to see more pictures from Simone & Alexander’s wedding!

 

 

What Clients Need to Know About Private Venues

What Clients Need to Know About Private Venues

Choosing a venue can be hard for many clients. There are so many places to look at and decide on.

Many clients are attracted to private venues. Private venues include museums, historic locations, private mansions, farms, stylish buildings, and so much more.

What attracts clients to these venues is how unique they are. Country clubs and hotel venues cannot compare to how a private space shows. These unique venues are amazing for pictures because the scenery/building style is beautiful. They also allow guests to have their own privacy as they are exclusive.

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These reasons may convince future clients to choose a private venue over any other place. But, what many clients don’t know is that besides paying for the venue space itself, they will have to pay for a lot more.

Here’s why: Everything must be brought in when renting a private venue. That means bringing in one’s own tables & chairs, table settings, barware and perhaps a bar as well….besides the florist, catering company with service staff, entertainment service and everything else imaginable.

Private venue owners are concerned with providing their venue period. They may provide a beautiful space with a lovely chandelier, a dressing room, or even a cute bathroom, but nothing more than a list of recommended vendors (who usually pay a price to be on that list).

This is where full-service catering locations differ from private venues. For instance, hotel or country club venues accommodate their guests with service staff, meals, chairs/tables, cutlery, plate ware, and so much more. Clients will usually spend less money here rather than a private venue.

It is so important for clients to know what they are getting into when they select a private venue, as this will determine how much you will need to spend on your special event.

Success on Thumbtack.com

It’s Your Party Events has had great success with new clients who have found us on Thumbtack.com. So far we have completed 3 events including: Teresa & Chad’s Wedding in October  2013, Camille’s 13th Birthday in February 2014 and most recently, Samantha’s Quince in April 2014. We are looking forward to working with our 2 newest clients who found us through Thumbtack.com: Noor & Michael’s Wedding in May 2014 and Gabe & Shajena’s Wedding in July 2015.

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Here are some photos of our recent Thumbtack events!

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Halima & Rob

Halima & Rob

Halima & Rob

Held at a boutique resort on Singer Island, the vibe of this wedding was Palm Beach meets South Beach, as most of the guests were from up north or Miami. And, we had the perfect backdrop to this couples wedding weekend.

The ceremony in white took place at the hotel’s gazebo overlooking the ocean. At sunset, the cocktail hour was held at the nearby five star restaurant on property overlooking the ocean deck. The sheer fabric enclosed dinner reception under a canopy tent consisted of long and round dining tables in white with gold linen and chairs, simply stunning white floral embellished with jewels and personalized menus and bon bons to match. The surprise after-party continued inside the hotel ballroom featuring the wedding cake, DJ with crowded dance floor, hi tops and private furniture alcove area….all in white and gold. The wedding continued through the magical night.